| ||Ask HN: Would issue “bounties” make contributing to open source more appealing?|
108 points by Rperry2174 6 months ago | hide | past | favorite | 93 comments |
|I'm building an open source company (https://github.com/pyroscope-io/pyroscope) where we're very upfront about intent to eventually monetize via cloud-hosted version as many open source companies do.|
We, in a way, have financial upside to people completing (some) of the issues we've posted, so sometimes it feels like it would be mutually beneficial to pass some of that through to the contributors as people contribute.
I'm wondering... if we added a "bounty/reward" in the issue text that said we'd pay $X amount for someone to resolve the issue, would that make people more or less likely to contribute?
On one hand it seems to go against the historic "vibe" of open-source, but on the other commercial open-source seems much more acceptable these days and would maybe be a nice bonus for the. contributor.
Any thoughts, experience, or ideas here? Anyone have experience really incentivizing people to contribute to open source?
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